Changing your NetID password remotely on a Northwestern-owned Windows computer



Your Northwestern Windows computer is configured to use your NetID and NetID password to login. If you change your NetID password when your computer is not on the Northwestern network, then you risk putting your local and domain passwords out of sync, which could result in you being unable to log in to your Northwestern computer.

Follow these steps:

  1. Make note of your current password in case you need it later.
  2. Connect to GlobalProtect VPN (for help see 1818). You must be connected to VPN before you proceed. 
  3. Change your NetID password at (for help see 1399).
  4. Once you change your NetID password, lock your Northwestern computer by pressing the Windows and L keys on your keyboard.
  5. Press any key to unlock your computer. When prompted, enter your NetID and your new NetID password.
  6. Once logged in, restart your computer.
  7. Your NetID password has now been changed and the password has been synced to your computer.






Article ID: 1558
Thu 5/12/22 1:39 PM
Tue 12/19/23 4:27 PM

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